THCVB Featured Business: The Bouncin Barn

 October 22, 2012

This week our featured business is The Bouncin’ Barn located at 2509 S. 1st St here in Terre Haute.

The Bouncin’ Barn opened in September 2011 after owner Howie Johnson retired from the US Post Office here in Terre Haute. Howie grew up in Marshall, Illinois and was inducted into the Illinois High School Hall of Fame for his outstanding basketball career. He continued his career here at Indiana State University playing with Larry Bird. His love of basketball and working with children led him to the idea for The Bouncin’ Barn.

For almost 15 years Howie, his wife Stacey and their 4 kids, Tucker, Tristin, Tessa and Tait operated an inflatable business out of their home. With almost 10 inflatables the family would work together to deliver them to birthday parties, corporate events, festivals and all sorts of community gatherings. Howie meanwhile coached his kids through basketball and began giving private lessons at his home where he has a full basketball court in their backyard.


When he retired from the Post office in the spring of 2011 after 20 years they decided to open up a facility where they could have the inflatables available year-round and in all sorts of weather. The Bouncin Barn is 10,000 square feet of inflatables, party rooms and a beautiful basketball practice facility. The store books almost 100 birthday parties each month and the gymnasium is used constantly by coaches, teams and players for private lessons and shooting practice.

The Bouncin’ Barn has donated prizes for us to giveaway all week long. They include:


Tuesday October 23rd – 2 Free Bounce Passes
Wednesday October 24th – 3 Free Bounce Passes
Thursday October 25th – 4 Free Bounce Passes
Friday October 26th – $100 Gift Certificate towards any birthday party package


To sign-up for your chance to win any of these great prizes visit our Facebook Give Away Tab here:


The Bouncin’ Barn charges $5 for a day of unlimited bouncing during the week and $7.50 for a weekend day. Birthday party packages start at $100. Their hours are:


Monday, Wednesday – Noon – 9 PM
Tuesday, Thursday – 3 PM – 9 PM
Friday – Noon – 10 PM
Saturday – 10 AM – 10 PM
Sunday – 1 PM – 9 PM


For more information about The Bouncin’ Barn visit their facebook page at: